List of oldest schools

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This is a list of extant schools, excluding universities and higher education establishments, that have been in continuous operation since founded. The dates refer to the foundation or the earliest documented contemporary reference to the school.

Sixth century[edit]

Seventh century[edit]

Eighth century[edit]

Ninth century[edit]

Tenth century[edit]

Eleventh century[edit]

Twelfth century[edit]

Thirteenth century[edit]

Fourteenth century[edit]

Fifteenth century[edit]

Sixteenth century[edit]

Number of extant schools founded before 1600 by country[edit]

  • England (95)
  • Germany (10)
  • Netherlands (10)
  • Scotland (9)
  • Denmark (5)
  • Norway (3)
  • China (3)
  • Spain (2)
  • Sweden (2)
  • Hungary (2)
  • Ireland (2)
  • Turkey (2)
  • Wales (1)
  • Poland (1)
  • France (1)
  • Lithuania (1)
  • Latvia (1)
  • Iceland (1)
  • Czech Republic (1)
  • Austria (1)
  • Finland (1)
  • Italy (1)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ http://www.kings-school.co.uk/document_1.aspx?id=1:31887&id=1:31658&id=1:31637
  3. ^ "The History of King's Rochester". kings-rochester.co.uk. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Mortimore, M.J.A. Bridlington School: A History, p. 13. Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire: Alan Twiddle Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-902508-03-3.
  5. ^ "The School". thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lessons From History". rgsw.org.uk. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Beverley town council website
  8. ^ "WIR : SEIT 797 > Eine Schule in Entwicklung" (in German). Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  9. ^ Colchester, L.S.; Quilter, David Tudway; Quilter, Alan (1985). A History of Wells Cathedral School (First ed.). Wells Cathedral School. 
  10. ^ Toqto'a; et al. (1977). History of Song (in Middle Chinese). Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. ISBN 9787101071122. 
  11. ^ Hitorien The schools official homepage (Danish)
  12. ^ Mortimore, M.J.A. Bridlington School: A History, pp. 15–17. Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire: Alan Twiddle Publishing, 1999. ISBN 1-902508-03-3.
  13. ^ British Towns and Cities: Lewes, History Today (Volume 1 Issue 11 November 1951). Retrieved: 26 November 2016.
  14. ^ de:Stadtgymnasium Dortmund
  15. ^ The schools official homepage shows founded 1553, opened 1554.
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